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In Late-Stage Zombie Capitalism, The Poor Are Selling Their Blood
Only in America. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Image Amidst America's "staggering" economic inequality comes word of a newly booming, truly macabre, literally blood-from-a-stone mode of survival for the poors: Repeatedly selling their blood plasma - for about 40 bucks a pop - to get through hard...
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The Word Is Love
It was 39 years ago Sunday that John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan in front of his apartment - or, in the bitter words of Jimmy Breslin that night, " became another person who died after being shot with a gun on the streets of New York." He was 40. Yoko Ono posted a searing tribute:...
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Be Best, My Ass
Hypocrisy shining through. No cage for her, yet. OK, we are now and truly done with the con man and his money-grubbing hussy squatting in the White House. To date, the Birther Queen of Hypocrisy has stayed shrewdly silent through it all: The rapes, lies, cruelty, racism, corruption, bullying,...
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Fred Hampton: "Peace To You...If You're Willing to Fight For It
Bobby Rush and Fred Hampton at the Panthers' office. Photo by Sun Times. Front photo from Chicago Defenders Archive It was 50 years ago that Chicago law enforcement executed Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panthers, firing up to 99 shots into his West Side apartment as he slept with...
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A Very Sick Man
Trudeau practices his meditation. CNN photo. Front photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Oh man. The Stable Genius just fell off the world stage at London's NATO meeting, and it was not pretty. His speech slurred and his eyes amphetamine-huge, Trump's wee brain seemed spectacularly frazzled, perhaps by...
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The Right Thing To Do
Real people, real issues. Screenshot. For the start of another bleak week at the circus, a reminder that our future boasts the succor and promise of political leaders with empathy, decency, values and emotional intelligence who may yet - please God - take the reins of power from the soulless...
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The War On Thanksgiving
Getty Image Sigh. Our Dear Stable Genius has been busy: Babbling about his gorgeous chest to prove nope no way he had a Big Mac-inspired heart attack, posting perhaps in twisted response to same that bonkers picture of himself as Rocky Balboa, wondering why we waited 100 years to issue the Women's...
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The Rapist Is You
Chilean women protest. All photos by EPA Marking this year's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, held for the last 40 years on Nov. 25, hundreds of thousands of women from Mexico to Sudan to France took to the streets to honor the roughly 90,000 women murdered each year...
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Bringing Shame To Our People and Our Country: Miller (Still) Must Go
Getty Image. Front photo by Evan Vucci/AP Democrats, civil rights groups and many other sentient humans have turned up the volume on demands for the resignation of white supremacist, Nazi fan-boy, xenophobe and, yes, Jew Stephen Miller after last week's leaks of emails revealing his obsession with...
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I Do Want, Always, Corruption and More Hits From the Ramones
The Ramones. Photo by Howard Barlow/Getty Images Well, it's been a week. It ended aptly with an utterly unglued Trump calling into Fox and Friends to spew an almost hour-long, bat-shit crazy " parade of (his) favorite fever dreams" as hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Killmeade sat...
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